Aaron Rodgers: Not Impressed With Aguilera’s National Anthem At Super Bowl

One would think that moments before the biggest games of his life, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would have been too nervous, too preoccupied, too something to pay attention enough to notice the errors committed during Christina Aguilera’s performance of the National Anthem prior to kickoff of Super Bowl XLV. But he did. And that just shows how it’s difficult to sneak anything by Rodgers, whether it be a blindside zone blitz on the gridiron or a wretched performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” worthy of the show Don’t Forget the Lyrics featuring that Sugar Ray dude.

Rodgers was making an appearance on 540 ESPN Milwaukee with the D-List when he relayed the tale – in quite a bit of detail – of how he and a couple of other players couldn’t believe what they were hearing as they anxiously counted the moments before the Super Bowl.

Via Sports Radio Interviews:

During the pregame of Super Bowl XLV did you notice that Christina Aguilera messed up the U.S. National Anthem?

“No doubt about it. No doubt about it. First of all the chick from ‘Glee’ killed the first song. She should have sang the anthem too. I knew because it was the Super Bowl…I don’t like standing in the front row because I don’t like being or having that camera right in front of my face. I know I’m on the bazillion foot jumbotron, so I’m going to stand behind some people who maybe aren’t the most TV recognizable names and see if I can blend in. So I kind of went and hid in the back. I don’t know who I was standing next to, but she [Christina Aguilera] starts singing it and in most of the stadiums they have the words up on the board, kind of up-and-above the singer, so she can tell that she screwed up or he. She screwed up and I knew it and something was off. I’m looking around going does anyone else realize this? I don’t think they had because I don’t think the people were listening, but I knew something was off, so I kind of tapped…I think it was Diyral Briggs next to me and said ‘Hey did you hear that?’ He was like what? I’m like ‘She just totally screwed it up’, so I look up at the board and see where she is at and I realized she just totally messed that up. I wonder…people have got to know she just screwed that up? I feel kind of bad for her, but at the same time come on now?

So, wait. Rodgers is a Gleetard? Is that what he’s saying? Okay, that’s not what he’s saying at all when he mentions what’s-her-face killed her performance, but I’m running with it. Lucky for Rodgers that he was photographed fraternizing in Hawaii with a tramp-stamped hottie-hottie-boombalottie after the Super Bowl. That at the very least balances out an admission he liked anything even remotely related to Glee.

Aaron Rodgers on Christina Aguilera’s National Anthem Goof: “I feel kind of bad for her, but at the same time come on now?” [Sports Radio Interviews]

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20 Comments

  1. BinKee

    May 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Yep! she screwed up allright, but I’ll tell one thing. She did a heckava lot better
    than I would have done. Why did Congress ever pick that song? “America The
    Beautiful” or “God Bless America” would have been better. But we all know
    the ACLU would have raised holy hell if they picked the latter one. I still don’t
    understand why 14% of the people are dictating our way of life. Personally I
    think we should be able to vote as to whether we want God removed from
    our country instead of having the 14% telling we have to.

    • Anton46

      May 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Congress picked that song because our founding fathers liked to drink beer. Allot of them actualy brewed their own beer. So they decided that our nation needed a drinking song to show our true pride. They changed the lyrics to make it more patriotic but its still an old drinking song.

    • nick

      May 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      God has not been removed from this country, but luckily your ability to force feed fairy tales to children in public schools has been. Like because the universe is only 5000 years old, people must have lived with dinosaurs, dispite the fact that their bones are buried under 10 ft. of rock that science has proven takes millions of years to form. Oh, and how did judgement day work out for you?

    • David McCurdy

      May 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      You are an absolute idiot.

      • David McCurdy

        May 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

        My comment was targeted at Binkee

    • Villian

      May 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Maybe you haven’t heard the last verse of the Star Spangled Banner?
      The song is composed of 4 verses, the latter being:

      Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
      Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
      Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
      Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
      Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
      And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
      And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
      O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

      http://www.usa-flag-site.org/song-lyrics/star-spangled-banner.shtml

      “Power” is capitalized because it refers to the name of God, in whom we trust.

      Ever research the communistic founders of the ACLU?
      Less than 3% of the world’s population is atheist. We live in a country where laws are made based on the rule, not exceptions to the rule.

      You must have missed the vote regarding the recognition of God’s role in our country’s heritage… we called that vote “the Declaration of Independence.”

  2. Rocky Amato

    May 21, 2011 at 6:55 am

    To the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem at a sporting event:
    Save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations for your concerts.
    Sing the song the way you were taught to sing it in kindergarten — straight up, no styling.
    Sing it with the constant awareness that there are Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the world. Don’t make them cringe with your self-centered ego gratification.
    Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WWII vets wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and flag pins on their cardigans and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and the country they love.
    Sing “The Star Spangled Banner” with the courtesy and humility that tells the audience that IT IS ABOUT AMERICA and NOT YOU!
    And learn the words.
    Want a great example: Whitney Houston at Super bowl XXV: Greatest rendition ever, hands down!!! Want to know about a class act; she released it is as a single to raise money towards the firefighters and victims of the terrorist attacks.

    • Dave Youngman

      May 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      You hit the nail on the head! Thanks for your thoughtful insights into what some of us veterans think about those who are selected to sing our nation”s song, and how many of those entertainers butcher the song in front of millions of veterans and other US citizens…

      The info about Whitney Houston – I was unaware of that. Wow, do I have a new found respect for her. She is a classy lady indeed.

    • Ron

      May 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      Amen

    • cam

      May 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Amen! I believe in showing respect and dignity everytime “The Star Spangled Banner” is sung. …..We are the land of the free because of the brave. Our national anthem says it all. While on the soap box, what ever happened to everyone (yes, even the athetes standing on the sidelines) joining in whenever the Anthem is performed…..what better way to display our patriotism and thanks?

    • Mark

      May 23, 2011 at 10:51 am

      Right on, Rocky

  3. cheetah

    May 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    No one compares to Marvin Gaye’s version. Hands down the greatest!

  4. ACDC84

    May 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    In Rodgers’ defense, “that chick from Glee” is pretty freaking cute! If “that GUY from Glee” sang the song and Rodgers commented we would have an issue, but Jay Culter seems more like the guy that would comment on that, not that he’ll ever sniff the SB ever again!!

  5. frank mclaughlin

    May 22, 2011 at 5:53 am

    I think if the commiss and the upper brass really care about the ‘image ‘ of the league, they would limit the National Anthem to military singers and bands , those folks care about this country and honor our anthem.He is quick to suspend and fine players, is wishy washy in his policies with the rules commitee, so why does the entertainment snafus continue, the womon was know to be struggling with substance abuse, who missed that one in the NFL palace??

  6. slorck

    May 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Just goes to show talent scouts have no clue about REAL talent and they can sell the public on anyone.

  7. ike4nsync

    May 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Aguilera has such a huge ego that she probably feels the Superbowl should be blessed to even be in her presence. Her singing is always ripe with riffing, screaming and no feeling. She’s one of the least liked popsinger around. That’s why she doesn’t have any fans left.

  8. Davel

    May 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That “chick” from glee? She has a name, show a little respect A-Rodg. And we are all impressed that you know the words to our National Anthem (It’s obvious you think the rest of your team doesn’t).

  9. BeastNextDoor

    May 23, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I can’t, for the life of me, understand how any American can screw up the lyrics to a song we all learned how to sing in elementary school. I’ve probably sung the song myself several hundred times. It should be burned into her memory as much as the spelling of her own name.

  10. robert

    May 23, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Yes she screwed it up and hopefully won’t be allowed to sing at the super bowl anymore. Those people who want to change the song or remove GOD from songs are COMPLETE MORONS and should be Xed from public websites. This IS America and love it or LEAVE it. GOD allowed us these freedoms and IDIOTS should leave. Accept the songs or move to Australia.

  11. Dave

    May 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Sooooooooooo many singers mess up that song. They say it’s one of the hardest songs to sing. I don’t remember one being sung perfect ever.

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